Careers at CO2balance

Job Description

Job Title: Carbon Projects Officer and Project Manager

Based at: Taunton, England – with occasional overseas travel

Position reports to: Line Manager (Project Manager or Senior Project Manager)

Salary: £23,500 or £25,000

Job references: CPO_03 / PM_03


Job Purpose Summary: CO2balance is a carbon management consultancy and project developer, specializing in delivering high-impact, community-based projects for climate change mitigation. Established in 2003, we work directly with local communities, NGOs and businesses to provide climate change solutions in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

As a fast-growing organisation we are looking for a Carbon Projects Officer and Project Manager to assist our young and dynamic projects team to develop, implement and coordinate community-based carbon projects, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role is based in Taunton in the UK with occasional travel to the project areas required.

The ideal candidates will be highly motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision; have a background in the environment and/or development sector; have excellent communication skills, a good attention to detail and a strong business mindset.

In return, we offer you internal support, international travel and the opportunity to work as part of a team in a successful, growing environmental company.


Key responsibilities (for CPO/PM positions respectively where applicable):

  • Assist/manage in the coordination and implementation of high impact carbon offset projects
  • Assist/manage in the development of project documentation including report writing and emission reduction calculations
  • Analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from project monitoring studies
  • Research and conduct feasibility studies for new project activities
  • Assist/Manage the review of carbon projects with the appropriate carbon certification body
  • Assist/Manage projects so they are delivered on-time and within budget
  • Support/Manage the development of project plans to monitor and track progress
  • Assist in undertaking Greenhouse Gas Audits and other consultancy tasks as appropriate
  • Keep up to date with developments in the carbon management sector
  • Develop marketing materials for the projects
  • Provide project updates to Head of Projects and the Board as and when required (PM)
  • Report any risks, challenges or delays that arise to management in good time (PM)
  • Prepare budgets and record costs of projects (PM)



New Project Development

  • Research and conduct feasibility studies for new projects as assigned by management.
  • Develop proposals for potential partners and/or clients (PM).
  • Prepare cashflows and board papers for prospective projects as requested by management (PM).


Requirements – Essential

  • Educated to degree level in relevant field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Numerate with excellent analytical and research skills
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational and time management
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Ability to work as a team player, but also to work alone and manage own workload as


Requirements – Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in environmental management, sustainable development or similar
  • Knowledge of carbon project methodologies including Gold Standard, VCS and CDM
  • Experience working in environment/development consultancy
  • Experience of work or travel in developing countries
  • Fluency in a second language, especially French or Spanish
  • Experience in people management and training (PM)


CO2balance is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. To encourage this we are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do.

We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible. All appointments are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.


To apply for either position, email your CV and accompanying Cover Letter to with the specific reference respective for the position applying for before the application period closes.


Closing date – Sunday 29th May 23:59